Crime, Jews and News: Vienna 1890-1914


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Crimes committed by Jews, especially ritual murders, have long been favorite targets in the antisemitic press. This book investigates popular and scientific conceptualizations of criminals current in Austria and Germany at the turn of the last century and compares these to those in the contemporary antisemitic discourse. It challenges received historiographic assumptions about the centrality of criminal bodies and psyches in late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century criminology and argues that contemporary antisemitic ...

Crime, Jews and News: Vienna 1890-1914 2007, Berghahn Books, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9781845451813